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which sparked a desire in her to pursue acting career,Contactmusic reported “(Cave) saw me in a totally different waybelieved in me and had this idea and a vision for a number of years before he contacted me and we worked together and it was just absolutely perfect” Minogue said “My daytime fantasy is that there is a director somewhere who will be thinking that kind of way but putting it into the context of the film I would love to do more movies I really got waylaid and sidetracked I started out as an actress and I thought that’s what I would do” Minoguewho started her career on Australian show ‘Neighbours’has made a handful of movie appearanceincluding ‘The Delinquents’’Street Fighter’ and ‘Moulin Rouge’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Pune | Published: July 16 2017 11:39 am An Indian artist prepares an idols of Hindu god Ganesha at a studio in Mumbai The idols are being prepared ahead of the ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ festival that celebrates the birthday of the elephant headed god (AP Photo/For representation only) Related News The Pune Municipal Corporation’s plan to celebrate 125 years of the community Ganesh festival on a grand scale has sparked a row with a city-based body disputing the claim that it was started by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak to mobilise people against the British rule The Srimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganapati Trust said to be among the first three Ganesh mandals claims it was not Tilak but Bhausaheb Laxman Jawale alias Bhau Rangari who organised the festival in a public format for the first time in 1892 The trust also claims that the upcoming Ganapati season (slated next month) is not the 125th but 126th year of the organisation of the festival with mass participation The trust has sent a legal notice to the state government and the civic body seeking to stop the preparations for the celebrations its office-bearers said “In 1892 Bhausaheb Rangari held a meeting at his residence to put forth the idea of celebrating the festival at the community level” said Suraj Renuse a trustee of the Srimant Bhau Rangari Ganapati Trust It was attended by some of the eminent personalities of the day like Nanasaheb Khasgiwale Ganapatrao Ghotawadekar Annasaheb Patwardhan Balasaheb Natu Lakhusheth Dantale Mama Hasabnis Khandoba Tarawade Balawant Satav and Dagadusheth Halwai he said Under Rangari’s leadership the first community Ganesh festival took place with the installation of three idols of the deity in different spots of the city he said The idea was to bring people of different classes and castes together and unite them against the British rule Within a year the number of mandals (community units) rose sharply in the city and Tilak took note of it and wrote an article in his newspaper Kesari stating that the festival and immersion procession that year were celebrated differently “Tilak in his article acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of the people” said Renuse In 1894 Tilak installed his first Ganapati idol in Vinchurkar Wada he said “So even if we presume that the community Ganesh festival was started in 1893 Tilak was nowhere in the affair in that year except his small article about the celebrations” he contended “We have submitted a document — a ‘charitrakosh’ (a history reference book) of freedom fighters from western Maharashtra prepared by the government — in which it is clearly mentioned that Bhausaheb Rangari had initiated Ganesh festival at the community level in 1892” he said “They (the civic body and the government) are not ready to acknowledge these evidence and are trying to portray Tilak as the progenitor of the festival” he said Another trust member Rajendra Gupta said they respect Tilak who through his newspaper and public outreach popularised the festival At the same time the person who started it should get due respect and credit he said adding that Rangari had donated all his property to the trust and expressed a wish that the ‘sarvajanik ganeshotsav’ should be celebrated in his name Mukta Tilak mayor of the BJP-ruled Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and a descendant of Lokmanya Tilak refused to go by the claims of the Srimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganapati Trust “I still stand by my position that it was Lokmanya Tilak who started the community Ganesh festival in Pune in 1893 and this year it is entering its 125th year” she said On the claims that Tilak had installed his first idol only in 1894 she said even if it be so he had initiated the festival in 1893 itself by encouraging the people to come out and participate with an aim to unite and rally them against the British “According to a book – ’60 Years of Ganeshotsav’ – by J S Karandikar published in 1957 and other historical evidence Tilak had initiated the festival at the community level in 1893” the mayor said Referring to the ‘charitrakosh’ cited by the other side Tilak said the information with the government could be wrong “Bhausaheb Rangari and others had installed the Ganesh idols in 1893 after Tilak had asked them to do so” she said A historian from the city requesting anonymity said it was in 1893 and not 1892 that Rangari Khasgiwale and Ghotawadekar celebrated the festival as a public event On the authenticity of the ‘charitrakosh’ he said such documents are generally treated as secondary evidence as these were produced in later years “If contemporary evidence such as who had obtained police permission in 1892 or 1893 for celebrating the festival publicly are obtained they can be crucial” he said The Rangari Trust said its demands to include a government declaration that it was Bhausaheb Rangari who started the ‘sarvajanik ganeshotsav’ in the city It also wanted the festival to be celebrated in his name and inclusion of a lesson on Rangari in textbooks Renuse said the trust is also demanding the formation of an experts’ committee to study the available documents and bring the real history to the fore “If the state government does not reply (to the demands) or act in the next 15 days we will file a writ petition in the high court and start an agitation in the city” he said Anand Saraf who has been associated with the festival in the city for several years said that this controversy is unwarranted For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harcharan Bains | Published: March 31 2016 12:01 am Punjab is the most peaceful state in the country completely free from communal tensions despite conspiracies to divide society on one ground or another Related News Come election season in Punjab theair is full of hoarse tweets from seasonal birds who are only interested in the possibility of stealing electoral fruit On the one hand there are people who take pride in Punjab its youth hard-working farmers start-up entrepreneurs airports infrastructure its status as the only power-surplus state On the other hand there are those who find nothing right with the state and insult its youth by calling them drug addicts and derelicts While not oblivious to the challenges Punjab faces I am proud to see my state surging ahead despite its many problems I am proud that Punjab is the most peaceful state in the country completely free from communal tensions despite conspiracies to divide society on one ground or another Attempts are made to destabilise Punjab and our opponents go to the extent of committing acts of sacrilege against the Guru Granth Sahib The motives behind that conspiracy came to light when prominent leaders from the Congress adorned the stage where resolutions demanding Khalistan were passed The AAP could scarcely hide its support and admiration for that function The AAP’s plight can be seen from the politically convenient somersault that Arvind Kejriwal did on the SYL issue In Punjab he opposed the SYL canal saying that Punjab’s riverwaters belong to the state But in Delhi he declared that the waters belonged to everyone not just to Punjab The fables of Punjab’s critics are full of contradictions Take drugs for instance Rahul Gandhi has declared that 70 per cent of Punjab’s youth are drug addicts But the facts tell a different story: An AIIMS study recently put the figure at 084 per cent We recognise that even 084 per cent is on the high side and it is a challenge we are going all out to fight The fact is that none of the drugs is manufactured in Punjab Drugs that start out from Afghanistan and are meant to travel deep into our country find their way into the state The primary job of stopping drug supplies is of the BSF Punjab Police’s job is to deal with and mop up the drug trade that the BSF is unable or unwilling to stop In this task Punjab Police has done a job that speaks for itself As a result of the massive operation launched against drugs recoveries rose from 2 kg in 2002 to 350 kg of heroin in 2014 The conviction rate in these cases is 73 per cent the highest in the country I do not even wish to talk about how easily drugs are available to students in front of colleges and universities in Kejriwal’s Delhi Drugs are a high-stakes business involving international mafias That probably explains some compromises at the border In Punjab the problem was made worse by the availability of sudden money thanks to a phenomenal real estate boom Drug abuse was one of its negative side effects The war on drugs is a high-priority area for the SAD-BJP government Most of the big names in the drug trade have either fled the state or been put behind bars The criticism of Punjab on the farmer front is most ridiculous The Congress and the AAP accuse us of financial imprudence when we give free power and other facilities to farmers Yet whenever a farmer commits suicide they accuse us of not doing enough Prices of agricultural produce have fallen far behind the rise in prices of inputs like fertiliser insecticide etc The only way out is to accept the Swaminathan formula of 50 per cent profit over the cost of production as the basis for MSPs In addition we need assured marketing for alternative crops like maize etc New initiatives like 100 per cent FDI in food processing could be a game-changer The Punjab government is doing far more than any other state for farmers We are the only state to give free power to nearly 12 lakh tubewells of farmers an annual relief of Rs 5000 crore We are releasing 175 lakh more tubewell connections to help small and marginal farmers get access to better irrigation — that too with free power We are the only state to give an interest-free loan of Rs 50000 per crop to farmers to help them finance investment The only one to give Rs 50000 of free medical aid to farmers and other poor sections and introduce a pension-cum-provident-fund scheme for farmers We are the only state to have enacted a law to bail out farmers in debt to non-institutional sources This law frees farmers who have already paid off a certain multiple of their original loan amount It is only because of the state government’s support to farmers that the country was food secure despite two back-to-back droughts Will the AAP and the Congress emulate these policies in other states Will they even tell the Punjab farmer what more they propose to do Does Kejriwal give free power to the small number of farmers in Delhi He was quick to enact the tamasha of visiting the family of a farmer who had committed suicide in Punjab But he did not even discontinue his speech when a farmer hanged himself from a tree right in front of him at a rally And the Congress Amarinder Singh’s only contribution to the Punjab farmer when he was CM was to discontinue the facility of free power to tubewells given by Sardar Parkash Singh Badal This is the stuff Punjab’s fair-weather critics are made of For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday thatthe Centre was "repeating its mistake" of looking at the Kashmir issue through the "security prism" He reiterated his demand for a dialogue with all stakeholders including Pakistan to address the crisis in the Valley "Today Kashmiris are annoyed with New Delhi as never before Despite repeatedly highlighting the political problem of Kashmir and the attached wishes and aspirations New Delhi is repeating the mistake of viewing the crisis in Kashmir through the prism of security" Abdullah a former chief minister said in a statement File image of Farooq Abdullah Firstpost/ Sameer Yasir Expressing concern over the continued bloodshed and an atmosphere of fear in the Valley the National Conference leader said that resolution of the Kashmir issue through political initiative can only guarantee peace in the region "For that it is imperative to start an early dialogue and bring Pakistan and other stakeholders to the negotiating table" he said He said the anger among Kashmiris would be addressed paving the way for improvement in the situation "if justice is done by restoring democratic and constitutional rights which have been snatched from the state" Abdullah however rued that the Centre’s policy of "indifference and rigidity" has led to manifold increase in the "estrangement and dissociation" among the Kashmiris "The BJP government at the Centre instead of addressing the anger of Kashmiris through political initiatives is conspiring against Article 370 of the Constitution which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir to push Kashmiris further into darkness" "A well thought out conspiracy has been hatched to push Kashmiris into economic deprivation and force youth to stay away from pursuing their studies" the NC leader alleged Referring to the autonomy resolution passed by his government in 2000 seeking restoration of pre-1953 position to the state Abdullah said at that time he had cautioned the Centre against rejecting the resolution and the prevailing situation had proved him right "When the NC government passed the resolution for restoration of autonomy I cautioned the Centre at that time that if you do not honour the resolution the time will come when you will look for buyers but won’t find anyone" "Today the situation has taken such a turn it seems that time has come (no buyers for autonomy)" he said Lashing out at the PDP-led government he said the present dispensation has miserably failed to protect the lives and property of the people of the state "The Centre has left the state at the mercy of incapable government and forces" he alleged Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday swept the road outside the Taj Mahal visited the Mughal-era monument and described it as a gem and an integral part of Indian culture days after some of his party colleagues called it a ‘blot’ on Indian culture The much-publicised visit the first by a BJP chief minister of the state comes days after the party’s leaders and ministers made provocative statements against the famed symbol of love Yogi Adityanath at Taj Mahal PTI Visit amidst controversies In what is being seen as a damage control exercise following the controversy over its place in Indian heritage Adityanath also said the government was committed to the conservation of the 17th-century monument built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Accompanied by scores of security personnel officials and jostling crowds of supporters Adityanath spent nearly half an hour in the Taj complex gazing at the architectural marvel before going inside He also posed for photographs with foreign tourists and interacted with them Chants of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and slogans in Adityanath’s praise could be heard as he walked the path leading to the Taj Mahal along with state tourism minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi He entered from the western gate where he cleaned the road and exited from the eastern gate going straight for a presentation by the Archaeological Survey of India Donning a mask wearing yellow gloves and wielding a broom Adityanath was accompanied by about 500 BJP members as he swept a parking area in an apparent bid to promote the Swachh Bharat mission Over 14000 policemen were deployed across the city for the security of Adityanath who arrived here early this morning His decision to visit the Taj Mahal was announced after a series of controversies beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the white marble monument in its list of development projects in the state Subsequently BJP MLA Sangeet Som said history would be rewritten to erase the Taj Mahal from it and BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said it was originally a Shiva temple But Adityanath sought to quell the controversy during a rally in Gorakhpur and again on Thursday “We should not delve deeper into the details of why when and how the Taj Mahal was built What is important is that it was built by the wealth and hard work of India’s farmers and labourers" he said at a rally “The Taj Mahal is India’s gem and a gift to the world It attracts lakhs of tourists It gives Agra a recognition and creates employment opportunities” he added In a conversation with reporters later he added that the Taj Mahal was an integral part of India’s culture and the government was committed to its conservation This was a significant departure from his remarks at a rally in Bihar last year when he had said it does not represent Indian culture and that foreign dignitaries should be presented with the Gita rather than Taj Mahal replicas As the chief minister toured the Taj his party’s MLA from North Agra was telling reporters that the Mughals demolished a temple that existed on the site before “Mughals first demolished the Shiva temple and then built the Taj Mahal It is a fact” Jagan Prasad Garg told reporters at the complex The claim is not known to have any historical basis Adityanath described Agra as a unique city housing five World Heritage sites — Taj Mahal Agra Fort Fatehpur Sikri Sikandra and I’timad-ud-Daulah’s tomb — which had enormous tourism opportunities His commitment to tourism in the city came on the day news broke of a young Swiss couple being brutally attacked in Fatehpur Sikri a city close to Agra founded by Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century The couple was strolling near the railway station in Fatehpur Sikri after a day in Agra on Sunday when they were attacked Opposition’s reacts to Adityanath’s visit Adityanath’s visit to the Taj gave Opposition parties the ammunition they were looking for Terming the Uttar Pradesh government anti-Dalit the Congress on Thursday said Adityanath was only indulging in a photo opportunity by visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra "After making full attempts to tarnish and blemish the image of the Taj Mahal the chief minister is indulging in photo opportunity and it reeks of hypocrisy and doublespeak "Two incidents from Uttar Pradesh have come to light which show that the chief minister and his Bharatiya Janata Party government should focus on law and order rather than PR exercises for self-promotion" Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said in a statement While CPI leader Atul Anjan described it as a "prayashchit yatra" Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav who visited the Taj about two years ago when he was chief minister lost little time in mocking Adityanath and the BJP "See how time changes.BJP did not consider it as the heritage.and now the chief minister is cleaning West Gate of Taj Mahal with a ‘jhadu’ (broom)" Yadav told reporters in Lucknow "I am waiting for him to get clicked on that seat" he said referring to the bench in front of the Taj Mahal that has been a favoured picture spot for many a tourist His own visit two years ago was on Valentine’s Day along with his wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav With inputs from agenciess the fear that all these would be lost in time, ? 2015 on the recommendation of the MHA.Turfed out of our own backyard?IENovember 2) He must realise that the combat aircraft India bought those daysalong with the investment in infantryensured its territorial integrity Calling these investments bizarre only reflects strategic naiveté It was the infantry airdropped by the IAF that saved Srinagar in October 1947; andhad we not lost the aerial war to the PAF in 1965it would have ended in a definite victory Our greatest military victory in modern times came in the lightning campaign of 1971 when infantry overran riverine East Pakistan under the absolute air supremacy of the IAF on the eastern front Those were different and difficult times India was then a poor third-world country with little financial muscle It could not even dream of being a maritime power when its very territorial integrity was at stake Howeverthis is very much the Indian momentand nothing should now stop the Indian navy from achieving its objectives Niharika Rai New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13 2016 7:38 pm While rescue operations are underway six to seven are feared to be trapped(ANI Photo) Top News A five-storey structure in Behrampada slum Bandra East collapsed killing six people on Thursday afternoon At least fivefire-brigades and ambulances have rushed to the site Rescue operations are underway The building is located at Anant Kanekar Marg Behrampada near National School Bandra East The incident occurred at around 121 pm Two girls are reportedly trapped according to eye-witnesses present at the spot says a fire officer? Mihika, There are some obvious risks and downsides to the drone approach.The passerby softly told me that it is a bundle of Rs 500 notes and the packet contained at least Rs 50, We have recovered gold ornaments from their possession. For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 17 2013 3:11 am Related News Nupur Chaudhari of Pune registered the lone upset of the day when he defeated 16th seed Sahed Sodhi of Mumbai6-1on the opening day of the Future Pro Tennis Academy MSLTA Ranking under-10 tournament The tournament is being organised under the auspices of the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) at the Future Pro-MSLTA Tennis AcademyDivisional Sports Complex in Yerawada Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA) has received over 100 entries in the boys and girls under-10 event Chaudhari belied his unseeded status as he set about dominating Sodhi from the first point He hardly looked troubled as he returned Sodhis ground strokes easily and tested him regularly with fast and accurate serves In the girls eventTanisha Khan scored a close 6-5 (11-9) win over Kamaya Parab In other close matchesAryan Adhurkar and Aryaman Meswani came close to creating upsetsbut lost to eighth seed Sahil Tambat and second seed Arjun Chatterjee4-6respectively Adhurkar fought hardcovering the court as well as has hitting powerfully HoweverTambats superior serve and also his ability to handle pressure saw him over the line In another matchfourth seeded Atharva Shinde registered a 6-1 win over Pushkaraj Jagtapwhile seventh seeded Aryan Soni of Aurangabad dominated Jai Dixit6-0 Vatsal Rukhaiyar also made short work of Shriram Jorvekardispatching him 6-1while Arjun Gohad wasted little time as he saw off Rinath Pandyas challengeposting a stout 6-2 win In the girls sectionKhushi Singh defeated Ira Shah6-1 Singhone of the top-rated players in the tournament was quickly off the blocks and broke Shah in the third game From that pointSingh asserted herself over the match and did not drop a single gameemerging victorious For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRASAD JOSHI | Pune | Published: April 1 2014 7:10 am the official said more than 70 rooms at popular hill station Mahabaleshwar have been booked for post third week of April Related News Even though the district election authorities are aiming for more than 70 per cent voter turnout as desired by the Election Commission it remains to be seen how far the target would be achieved considering that the polling date of April 17 for Pune district will precede Good Friday followed by a weekend The swelling figures of advance bookings for four days beginning April 17 for popular tourist destinations across the state available with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) Pune region along with private tour operators tell a story that could prove a dampener for official measures aimed at increasing voter turnout MTDC authorities said almost 70-80 per cent bookings have been done for various tourist hotspots for three to four days while the remaining bookings are expected to be done soon “We witness a marked rise in tourist influx every time a public holiday precedes or follows weekends The same is happening with the polling date As summer vacations are on for schools and colleges it is peak business time” said an MTDC official Citing an example the official said more than 70 rooms at popular hill station Mahabaleshwar have been booked for post third week of April “Only around a dozen rooms and few cottages are left and these would be reserved soon Bookings for popular tourist hotspots in Konkan such as Tarkarli Ganapatipule Harihareshwar and Velneshwar are also on” he said Some local private tour operators said they have many bookings and tour enquiries for days around April 17 but refused to share the exact figure It is noteworthy that a little over 40 per cent voting was registered for Pune Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 general elections Deputy District Election Officer Apurva Wankhade has appealed to citizens to exercises their voting right without fail before going on vacations “We have been also requesting tour operator organisations to plan their tours in a way that increases voter turnout this time Operators can conclude their tours before April 17 and start new ones after the poll date” Wankhade said She added that a slew of measures including i-vote campaign in colleges and spreading awareness using specially designed chariots are being undertaken the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme to increase voting percentage Election authorities said MTDC bookings can be done online across the state and related figures cannot be an indicator of only Puneites going outstation on the day of polling alone Civic activist Vivek Velankar said the schedule of elections should be released at least six months in advance “People usually plan holidays two to three months before the vacations of their children to avail early booking benefits for air travel among others I don’t think anyone will cancel their holidays at this juncture on any appeal April is not the best time to hold elections considering the vacation period for educational institutes Also there is lack of desired awareness among people about the importance of voting in a democracy” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arghya Sengupta | Updated: April 8 2016 9:16 am Photo for representational purpose Related News With the billionth Aadhaar number being issued the Aadhaar project is well on its way to becoming the centrepiece for governance in India irrespective of which government is in power To that extent critical engagement with the Aadhaar act is an essential exercise in a free and democratic polity But much of this engagement including on these pages leads one to believe that the Aadhaar act puts an official imprimatur on a mass surveillance tool violating fundamental rights hammered through Parliament by a brute majority The reality though equally momentous is nonetheless distinct — Aadhaar is the last chance for an effective welfare state to take root in India Subversion of this goal for nefarious ends is not only deleterious for citizens but for the state itself This realisation is hard-wired in the Aadhaar act and reflected in its rightful categorisation as a money bill At its core the Aadhaar act creates a mechanism for unique identification of individuals in order to deliver subsidies services and benefits from the Consolidated Fund of India alone The procedures to be followed in such identification the establishment of the UIDAI to carry out these statutory functions its funding its own processes pertaining to data protection and ensuring their compliance through appropriate offences are all incidental and necessary to achieve the sole statutory purpose The fact that the act gives the state vast powers and has a potential impact on rights is no reason not to characterise it as a money bill The archetypal money bills — taxation acts — not only affect fundamental freedoms of individuals to do business to eat out or even more fundamentally to live as free citizens in India itself but also form the basis for the modern state to perform its functions Seen in this light the money bill issue is a red herring However its characterisation has had one entirely positive outcome The spirited debate on the Aadhaar act in the Rajya Sabha was the first time in a long time that the Upper House performed its envisaged function of checking and balancing government through sober legislative debate Statistics indicate that disruptions in the Rajya Sabha in the last two years have been significantly higher than in the Lok Sabha For a House of Elders established by the founding fathers to “hold dignified debates” this is simply unacceptable That a money bill was required to put the Rajya Sabha back on track is a timely reminder that if disruptions are going to be the norm the Constitution isn’t short on remedies Unlike the money bill issue a more genuine concern is around privacy of citizens and how the Aadhaar architecture affects it First it is imperative to recognise that the Aadhaar act is not and cannot be expected to double up as a privacy statute for India How government databases use Aadhaar and their security arrangements must be considered as a distinct question and one that is not within the remit of the Aadhaar act to answer The relevant privacy question is how far the act goes in ensuring the protection of information that the UIDAI possesses in order to ensure effective service delivery That data contrary to much of what detractors posit is limited by the act to basic demographic and biometric information The Aadhaar database is no panopticon with the capacity to profile individuals by storing information like passport details PAN card information etc This is an intentional design choice Further among the types of data the UIDAI possesses the act is categorical in its assertion that core biometric information shall not be shared for any purpose including for national security For demographic data that is shareable it has strong safeguards It can only be used for the purposes that the individual consents to and only with such persons as is indicated beforehand; the individual has the right to access his information update and correct it All of these will require new regulations revised enrolment forms and fresh authentication protocols These hardly seem to be manifestations of a government that simply wants to steamroller privacy concerns Some of the most strident criticism of the act has unfortunately glossed over these important safeguards They are largely symptomatic of an accountability discourse in India that performs a vital public function but has demands incommensurate to the authority that the power-wielder possesses The state through Aadhaar’s federated and minimalist database simply does not have the ability to play Big Brother While of course one must remain vigilant and continue to hold the state accountable that cannot come through fear-mongering at the cost of public reason A salutary aspect of such vigilance has been to point out that there is very little accountability for data handling in the Aadhaar act This is a valid observation and the UIDAI must use its regulatory powers under Section 23 to set up a robust grievance redressal mechanism including an ombudsman to adequately bolster its accountability quotient Doing so is necessary not just to protect privacy but also to underline the seriousness of the state in delivering services to vast sections of the population that are identity-less and excluded Aadhaar represents a prototype of a new welfare state — smarter responsive and oriented towards improving material lives while being respectful of rights Its failure either owing to civil society activism or wanton future subversion for surveillance purposes might be the final straw for a state machinery on the brink of irredeemable discredit The writer is research director Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy a New Delhi-based think tank that assisted the government of India in drafting the Aadhaar Act Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surbhi Gupta | New Delhi | Published: June 7 2017 4:22 am The site of the accident; the vehicle Gajendra Yadav Related News A five months pregnant woman was crushed by a Honda City car in in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Nagar Tuesday morning Another woman who was injured and admitted to the Sushrut Trauma Centre in Civil Lines is said to be critical The victim Pooja (21) and the injured woman Kamlesh Kumari (30) worked and lived at a construction site in Ashok Vihar’s E block Phase 1 — right behind the house of the car owner Kamlesh who is Pooja’s aunt had come to the city to look for work on Monday “It appears that the watchman who also cleans the car allegedly decided to drive the vehicle despite not knowing how to He allegedly pressed the accelerator sharply the speed increased and he did not know how to control it The women were washing utensils nearby and were hit They were crushed against a wall behind them The speed was so high that the airbags of the car were deployed” a senior police officer said Police said that the accused Krishna Kumar (25) fled the spot after the incident but was later arrested Police took the victims to Sunderlal Jain Hospital in Ashok Vihar where Pooja was declared brought dead while Kamlesh was referred to the trauma centre The victims’ family meanwhile alleged that the watchman was being made a scapegoat and that a family member of the car owner was driving the vehicle However Milind Dumbere DCP (northwest) said “The FIR has been registered and the case is under investigation We are waiting for the post-mortem details” Pooja’s family said she was five months pregnant and took care of the construction site along with her husband Bhanu Prasad The couple have a one-year-old son Raju The family came from Madhya Pradesh to Delhi 25 years ago “I had gone to buy milk in the morning When I returned I saw them covered in blood I have a small child; how will I take care of him How will he live without his mother I have even lost my unborn child” said Pooja’s husband Her cousin Pinky said she was taking care of the child for the time being Pooja who used to stitch clothes earlier gave up her job when she became pregnant For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: July 28 2017 6:10 pm A soothing breeze for sweltering feet is a must So open toes and vents should be on the list (Source: File Photo) Top News From clogs and shoes with rubber soles to opting for lighter colours — get your tricks right in the monsoon season Bhavana Tewari E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Manager at Crocs India and Harkirat Singh Managing Director at Woodland Worldwide share what one should keep in mind while choosing the right footwear in the season of unpredictable rain showers and still be fashionable: * Footwear like clogs can be the ultimate solution for monsoon battles on road They are known for their comfort lightweight nature and flexibility * Do not gloom the season with darker shades Pep up the look with bright and fun coloured footwear * A soothing breeze for sweltering feet is a must So open toes and vents should be on the list * Keep the smelly feet at bay by choosing airy material over canvas or leather One can always choose from the water resistant and odour free range of footwear * Brighten up your look with flip flops sandals floaters and various styles of slip-ons without worrying about dirtying them in mud puddles You can also choose peep-toes or open toes that can be more helpful to let dry your feet quickly * Wear shoes with rubber soles as they are water resistant and prevent water from seeping in * Dry them well: Once you are done removing the damp mud dry your shoes thoroughly before placing them back in the shoe cabinet/box as the moisture will attract fungus which will again ruin it and will give off a terrible smell So give your shoes enough time to breathe back to life For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: February 12 2010 8:04 am Related News Yash Raj Films titled its next film directed by Parmeet Sethi as Badmaash Company The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharmawho are certainly a pair to watch out for They are supported by Meiyang Chang and Vir Das Badmaash Company is an extraordinary story set in the 90’swhere in middle class of Mumbaifour young friends get together to start a company Their business is an instant hit because they find a way to beat the system By doing all the wrong things… the right way The music of the film has been composed by Pritam and the film is slated to release on May 72010 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mehak Arora | New Delhi | Published: July 16 2017 9:54 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel in a still from the show Related News Police arrests Raman when Aaliya says he has anger issues and he has killed Mani There Mihika talks to Aadi and asks him to go and talk to Aaliya and sort everything out Aadi is lost in his thoughts and when Mihika shakes him he says Nikhil has ruined everything but Mihika asks him to talk to Aaliya when Ruhi comes home and she looks tensed Mihika asks her if she is ok and Ruhi says yes Aadi gets a call informing about Mani’s murder Aadi acts shocked and tell the same to Mihika Santoshi Ruhi and Ishita who are all shocked to get the news Ishita runs to the police station and tries to convince the inspector that Raman is innocent and pleads him to let her meet him Inspector finally let’s her in There Mihika Santoshi and Aadi reach Mani’s house where police is taking Mani’s body for postmortem Aadi tells Aaliya that Raman cannot do this and Aaliya says that he is saying this because Raman is his father while Nikhil interrupts them and asks Aadi to leave as this all has happened because of him Aadi again grabs Nikhil’s collars and pushes him and says he should leave as this all has happened because of him when Aaliya says Nikhil isn’t responsible and Mihika stops them from fighting Mihika says it’s a big loss and tells Aadi that he has the responsibility of the house and he has to decide how he will handle all this Mihika tells Nikhil that he is just a friend and they are Aaliya’s family she asks him to act as a friend and support her instead of accusing her family There Raman tells Ishita that he didn’t do it and Ishita says she knows this and he need not convince her She says she’ll do what it takes to prove him innocent Raman is all scared and says how she’ll do it when all the evidences and witnesses are against him Ishita says there must be something She asks him where was Shagun as she can be their witness Ishita calls Aadi to know if Shagun is there and Aadi says everyone is there but Shagun is not there and Mihika Santoshi Aaliya and Aadi search her in whole house Aadi tells Ishita that she isn’t here and Ishita asks him to call her but Aadi informs her that Shagun’s phone is off Aaliya sits on floor and cries for Shagun Aadi consoles her that Shagun will come back Aaliya faints and Aadi picks her up to take her to room when Nikhil brings water and says she needs water Aadi pushes him and says she is his wife and he knows how to take care of her Santoshi also asks Nikhil to stay in his limits as he is just a friend and Aaliya has her husband along Nikhil feels very bad and Aadi takes Aaliya to her room Aadi apologises to Aaliya for all that has happened while Aaliya is unconscious For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Suanshu Khurana | Updated: June 22 2017 10:34 am Canadian pop singerJustin Bieber’s concert at DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai Express photo by Pradip Das 10th May 2017 Mumbai Top News The lasers the lights the stunts the dancers and the works it was all in place at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday evening Those who came the “Beliebers” waited for the teen heartthrob to appear on stage and give them not only their money’s worth but also the experience an artiste as popular as him is expected to immerse them in But when Justin Bieber — who already comes with a polarised audience base — took the stage yesterday and lip-synched through most of his gig the critics were miffed and those who didn’t care irritated by the hoopla However those who did were left disappointed That’s the thing about favourite artistes People who consider themselves to be fans of a particular artiste wait for their favourite “person” for years to visit their city/country When they finally turn up the least the artiste is expected to do is sing At one point Bieber turned to wipe his face and the song went on One wonders if the pretence of singing it right could have made the situation better “Generally pop artistes who have heavy choreography tend to lip sync in their concerts But it was not like he was lip syncing throughout? 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-18.
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